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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6122652
01/12/18 02:33 PM
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SE Nebraska
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How does the pan tension work when using for yotes and cats? Every longspring ive set for them ends up being a sprung trap still in the bed, and I know the springs are strong enough to hold

Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: possumcatcher] #6122670
01/12/18 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: possumcatcher
How does the pan tension work when using for yotes and cats? Every longspring ive set for them ends up being a sprung trap still in the bed, and I know the springs are strong enough to hold

The old wabbly pan victor #3's will fire with too much dirt and then it rains, weight of the sodden dirt gets heavy. (Assuming u night latch or have a short pan notch).


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: the Blak Spot] #6122751
01/12/18 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
Originally Posted By: possumcatcher
How does the pan tension work when using for yotes and cats? Every longspring ive set for them ends up being a sprung trap still in the bed, and I know the springs are strong enough to hold

The old wabbly pan victor #3's will fire with too much dirt and then it rains, weight of the sodden dirt gets heavy. (Assuming u night latch or have a short pan notch).

I havent night latched. Their just old stock victor #3s and #2s with new swivels

Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: jayirvinh] #6122994
01/12/18 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: jayirvinh
You can increase pan tension on the stock non-adjustable pans by bending the last 1/3rd of the pan up at an angle with vise grips.
I have a picture somewhere.
I think you meant, "last 1/3 of the DOG".


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6140191
01/28/18 12:05 AM
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I've got a bunch of #2 victors that were my dad's from the seventies. All in good condition but most have a hair trigger. Some will barely stay set. Filing the pan notch and squaring the dog has helped some, but I can't stand the pan wobble.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6334155
09/27/18 07:01 AM
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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6334172
09/27/18 07:40 AM
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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6379725
11/22/18 05:15 PM
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I forget who posted about the SC jaws fitting B&L traps but thank you. I managed to get an old B&L #4 in working condition again. This has been a great thread to read through.

Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6380119
11/23/18 11:55 AM
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I love this thread. I wish some of you guys who make YouTube videos would use DLS traps in the video. All you see in videos is coil springs.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6380153
11/23/18 01:23 PM
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I can't seem to give mine up,I've been playing some with MB550 rubber jaw,and the No.2 Bridger rubber jaw,so far so good.I've got quite a pile of longsprings in No.3 SC's modified,3n's,3modified victors,No.3 +4 Newhouses,and then I went and bought 30 No.3 B+L longsprings that need some mods before I put them in the field.If a guy was working in heavy clay or soil types I don't think I'd touch a LS,but in our sandy soil up here they're perfect.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574258
07/15/19 11:09 AM
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Ttt. I love this thread! Let's keep it alive!
Anyone have videos of dls in use that they can post?


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574397
07/15/19 03:53 PM
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Not vids, but here's some pics

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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574399
07/15/19 04:01 PM
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Saltlake city utah
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Nice catches


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574403
07/15/19 04:23 PM
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That's one muddy cat!
I'm on T-Man everyday and this is the one thread that I always go back to, to get me itching to go set steel. I reread every post on this thread again today. I'm ready for the season to start!


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574439
07/15/19 05:39 PM
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Yeah,I've been looking at my collection with the intention of getting them season ready.Picked up some more No.3 and No.4 Newhouses the last few years but just hung them up in the shed;this year I'll be putting some chain and drags on them to get them field ready.Need to push myself,its kind of hard to think trapping when its in the high 80's and 90's outside.But I've been here before,and before you know it the leaves are changing and that smell is in the air.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574588
07/15/19 09:10 PM
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I hear yuh!!!
Gotta couple #3 webley dogless from MINK I LOVE gonna try this season.
Notice the obling spring eyes

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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574619
07/15/19 09:50 PM
07/15/19 09:50 PM
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Drain, Oregon
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I got mine out the other day to take pictures of them. Ill be selling them. They were out in the old barn and the roof collapsed last winter. I got to old to trap i'm 68 but I don't have the energy for it no more, or the back hips knees.... Oh I lived it while I was young. I enjoy this thread!
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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574638
07/15/19 10:22 PM
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That top picture looks like No.4's.There was a time I wouldn't own a Victor No.4 longspring,I tried them for beaver and hated them,used them for'cats and they were all right,and coyotes?Forget it.Then some years back I was looking at The Trap Shed and a guy had a bunch of modified Sleepy Creek No.3 longsprings and I bought them.That got me to thinking.Watching the Trap Shed I found a guy selling a couple dozen stock Victor No.4's and bought them,and had a friend offset them,base plate and laminated the jaws.I added PIT pans and OMG what a trap!What a difference!I love the way it grabs those coyote paws and holds them comfortably.If I was in country with a heavy mix of 'coon and/or fox I'd probably go with something else.But as a coyote exclusive it has done a very good job for me.As happy as I was with it I did one more mod to a dozen,I put electrical box covers on the PIT pans,that cover about fills the entire space between the jaws.Some don't like pans that large,I love'em.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6574643
07/15/19 10:30 PM
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By the way,Blak Spot,Webley had an interesting concept with the dogless longsprings.


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Re: The great double longspring thread! [Re: Snares&All] #6575680
07/17/19 04:42 PM
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Here's a Blake and Lamb 44 with an Oberto dogless pan. It works great.

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